My laboratory has refrigerators to receive and store samples. When we come in to work we turn on the fluorescent lights and turn them off at the end of the day. The temperature is kept at 4 degrees C. The instructions for dormancy requiring CP's is to gradually reduce temp & photoperiod, insuring dormant plants, to be placed into a fridge for ~3months. Further, most people put them in a baggie / ziplock. Normal home refigerators are dark until opened. Our lab fridge is lighted for ~9 hours per day. In nature, the plants are not kept in the dark nor are they sealed in a baggie. Is it necessary to keep them sealed? Can a dormant plant be placed in my laboratory as is, without being sealed, and monitoring its moisture successfully?